Subic International Marathon 2013: Run for Fun and Transformation, a Success!
The Subic International Marathon (SIM) is a joint venture between eXtribe and SIM Foundation, which is headed by retired Philippine National Police General Samson Tucay. This event features a spectacular 42-kilometer scenic course confined within boundaries of the Subic Bay Freeport Complex. Corollary events are a 21-km half-marathon and a 10-km distance run. Secondary events include a 5-km and 3-km fun run.
First staged in 2005, the event was primarily intended to be part of the graduation rites of a special school for members of the national police. Since then it has gained popularity as an annual running event with the local running community and then into the mainstream running community of other metropolitan areas.
Fate has worked its way and eXtribe eventually found itself at the helm of the technical working group of the event. The partnership initially materialized in the 2011 staging of the race. It was eventually firmed up in 2012 and continues to be strenghtened into 2013 and beyond.
The event’s slogan, “run for fun and transformation”, embodies the overall ideals and advocacy of the venture.
This 2014 is the 9th year of the Subic International Marathon, and each year the event has partnered with the foundations of Bless our cops movement Olongapo City, Bukas Loob sa DIYOS Covenant Community of Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Street Children of Dilaab Movement Foundation & Claret Urban Poor Apostolate to raise proceeds for these foundations.
Being known its ever picturesque and challenging course, an attendance of 2,800 participants from all over the Philippines and notable international participants gathered in Subic Bay last January 25 & 26 2014 to test their grits the event courses which ranged from 3kms, 5kms, 10kms, and 42kms.
This year’s top winners for the marathon event for the male was Eliud Kering with a time of 2:25:48 followed by the Elphizkiptarus Kipngetich 2:29:51 and Douglas Mbuimtwiti 2:36:18 for third. In the female division it was led by patrober Jebet Kemboi with a time of 3:23:32 followed by Miscelle Gilbuen 3:31:40, and Alma Portugal Alog 4:26:08.
Every year we always hope to work and make this event an unforgettable experience for all our participants, and this year we believe we have exactly done that. We would like to thank all the sponsors Blue Cross, Spyder, DLA Naturals Inc, Peninsular Hotel, Business World, Men’s Health, Ambucore, Air 21 (Participating) , When in Manila, Pinoy Fitness, Salomon, Women’s Health, Runners World, Mango Valley, Ocean Adventure, and M1 for making this event a success.